Why Is My Beagle Puppy Not Eating

Why Is My Beagle Puppy Not Eating?

Beagle puppies require high quality food that does not include unnecessary fillers and ingredients that contribute calories without providing necessary nutrition. If they seem perpetually hungry, it could be an indicator that their diet needs improvement.

Beagles must be fed two meals each day and should drink plenty of water.


Beagle puppies who are feeling stressed often refuse to eat, which could be caused by various sources such as new environments, sharing play areas with another dog or simply being around people. To reduce stress in a puppy’s life as much as possible it’s essential that they have a peaceful place in which to eat without distraction from others during feeding time. To achieve this it would help create a calm space dedicated for eating with little disruption from people or others nearby during feeding time.

Beagles need food that contains all of the necessary vitamins and minerals for their health; poor-quality diet can lead to weight loss as well as other issues. If this occurs, loss of appetite could result and further health complications could ensue.

Beagles can become disinterested with their meals if they become bored with what’s being offered to them, causing their appetite to diminish. If this occurs to your Beagle, add variety to its diet such as offering some small portions from your dinner plate; adding fresh fruit or vegetables might also increase interest in his food intake.

If your Beagle has lost their appetite completely, it is extremely important that they see a veterinarian immediately as this could indicate several illnesses and diseases.

Digestive Issues

The digestive system of an animal is an intricate network of organs and tissues that processes nutrients for absorption before eliminating waste products from their bodies. If your dog refuses to eat, contact a veterinarian immediately – even if this means getting his/her own vet involved!

Your vet will conduct a physical exam to ascertain what may be causing your pet’s loss of appetite, as well as take a comprehensive medical history to evaluate his/her overall health and well-being.

Dogs may refuse food when they feel unwell or have consumed something they shouldn’t have, and your veterinarian may suggest treatments accordingly.

If your dog refuses to eat due to dental pain, the veterinarian will investigate for mouth sores or loose teeth and may prescribe medication or even suggest extraction as possible solutions.

Encourage your pet to eat by offering treats or mixing in table scraps. A bland diet, such as boiled hamburger or chicken mixed with rice may help stimulate an appetite; otherwise if inappetence stems from illness or injury, contact your vet who can recommend an appropriate plan that will enable him to resume eating normally.

Food Allergies

Why Is My Beagle Puppy Not Eating?
Why Is My Beagle Puppy Not Eating?

Food allergies can produce a wide variety of symptoms, from digestive signs such as vomiting and diarrhea to dermatological symptoms like itching and itchy skin. Irritated feet or ears may lead to infections of their own while constant licking can result in painful sores which require medication treatment.

All allergies are the result of the immune system’s response to an allergen or trigger of an allergy, whether inhaled (pollen and molds), consumed (chicken, beef, wheat, corn, soy, or dairy), or both. They can strike at any age and breed of dog year-round.

Elimination diets are an effective way of diagnosing food allergies in pets. This involves feeding them a new protein/carb source such as venison with potatoes or rabbit with peas for twelve weeks; no other foods, treats, supplemental vitamins/supplements or medications (including parasite preventives) should be fed during this time.

To encourage your pet during an elimination diet, warm water may help stimulate its sense of smell. Doing this could make the meal more appealing – puppies under one year are at increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they go longer than 24 hours without eating – this especially holds true for small breeds and puppies.


Beagle puppies’ primary diet for their first 3 to 4 weeks of life is mother’s milk, after weaning they are fed 6 to 8 small meals daily. If your Beagle starts vomiting on its food it could be due to stress from moving into a new home or having a baby; its schedule has likely changed or there has been weather related disruption that caused an upheaval in its routine; even seasonal changes could be responsible.

If they’re throwing up or refusing to eat, try encouraging them by providing some of their favorite treats or food toppers as this could distract them and help make them more comfortable, ultimately encouraging them back into eating their regular meal.

If your Beagle seems disinterested in eating and drinking, it may be a good idea to bring them in for an exam at the vet. Lethargy in dogs may be a telltale sign of disease or infection when combined with weight loss and decreased interest in drinking water, among other symptoms such as dark stools, fever and weakness. Kidney failure symptoms typically present themselves through vomiting and diarrhea before leading to excessive thirst and appetite loss; elderly dogs may show Cushing’s disease symptoms similar to these behaviors as well.